With the onslaught of summer, families are often confronted with the decision of whether or not to make the public corporate worship of Jesus Christ a first priority or to allow other events and activities to become the focus. Here’s four quick reasons why I believe you should make public worship a priority above and beyond other activities that are not bad, but not as good as corporate worship. Here’s a couple reasons why you should do your best to attend your weekly corporate worship and then I’ll offer a few thoughts on how we prioritize our activities.
(1) Your attendance ministers to other people. A lot of people don’t think their attendance is all that important and they often don’t feel like they are missed when they are absent. But the reality is, you are. It’s amazing how many people are missed when they stop showing up or miss a few weeks. There’s a young boy named Coby who regularly attends our worship gatherings and I can’t tell you how many people have told me how much just having him attend and sing songs blesses them. In fact, when he’s not there, we really miss him and our gatherings just feel a bit “empty” without him. The same is true about you, really. Even if you don’t feel like it. The more the merrier, I always say. Plus, there area lot of Scriptures that teach us that we are supposed to minister to one another (e.g., 2 Cor. 13:11; Eph. 5:19). We can’t do that if we’re not together, right?